National Geographic : 1990 May
Nature has been healing itself from the effects of earthquakes, volcanoes, forest fires, and hurri canes for far longer than mankind's existence. It should come as no surprise that the disas trous Amoco Cadiz spill off France in 1978, which discharged six times more oil than the Exxon Valdez, has produced little or no long term environmental damage. Certainly Exxon cannot be forgiven for its reckless behavior or for the terrible damage. Nevertheless, we should recognize and take consolation in the knowledge that given a little time, to nature no damage is irreparable. PETER S. MAHER St. Louis, Missouri Alaska's big spill ... almost as spectacular and breathtaking as the wilderness itself. How could one of North America's biggest and worst envi ronmental disasters be so fascinating and appall ing at the same time? I found the article to be most positive, concentrating on the important issues. JOHN FREEMAN Surrey, BritishColumbia Electronic Bee Mark Moffett did a good job of popularizing the robot bee experiment of Michelsen and asso ciates in terms of the dance-language hypothesis of honeybee forager recruitment. However, he doesn't mention the controversy that currently orpu it EMth w~ifif pj: is, :- Ah, the family trip. What a moving experience. Things can get emotional just packing up. Before you know I it, you're sobbing uncontrollably r into that sleeping bag that won't fit. Time to consider a Ram Wagon. Itcan hold more than your daughter's closet and carry as many as 15 happy campers. And, with up to 4tons of available towing capacity, a Ram Wagon can pull off a trailer or boat with no sweat: Iteven comes with standard rear anti-lock brakes to help you stop for those wonderful souvenirs, like kitchen magnets of the states. It's really the only civilized way to take everyone and every S thing, everywhere. By the way,ifyou're out on a quick S run withoutallthe gear it's fun to sing those awful * "camp songs and listen to the echo. .. "The tough newspiritofDodge. Ram Wagons arecovered by 7/70 as well as dirt, dust,and bugs ifyou reallyget into the boonies.See this limited powertrain warrantyandits restrictionsatyour dealer*Ofcourse,when we talk aboutthe towing we mean when properly equipped.And all of this is reduced by the number ofhappy campers,options, and cargoweight. Buckle up forsafety Leave a clean campsite.